Title

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Exploration of the Bible’s theology is an ever-changing endeavor. While some issues are clearly rooted in the Bible’s historical context like theological perspectives on the creation of the world, covenant, sin, sacrifice and atonement, grace and forgiveness, other issues are rooted in the modern world, where both the secular and religious raise questions biblical authors may not have anticipated. For example, biblical perspectives may critically inform contemporary concerns about market economics, global climate change, wealth and poverty, and gender/race discrimination. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology situates itself inside this tension, classically defined as the intersection between what the Bible meant and what it means, with the objective of providing a resource for constructive theological reflection in the market place of public discourse.

Journal Title

Bulletin for Biblical Research

Journal Title

Bulletin for Biblical Research

Volume

26

Issue

3

First Page

383

Last Page

385

Book Title

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

Editor

Samuel E. Balentine

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Series

Oxford

ISBN

9780199858699

DOI

10.1093/acref:obso

First Department

Old Testament